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 By Janell Barber    News    October 20, 2021 

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Free Annual Credit Reports Each year, I like to remind everyone about accessing and checking their free annual credit report. It is Federal law you can get a free credit report every twelve months from each of the three major consumer reporting...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    October 6, 2021

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Winter Squash – Quick and Easy Prep is Possible Spaghetti, pumpkin, acorn, butternut, hubbard, buttercup are all delicious and nutritious squash varieties to include in fall and winter meals. Do you enjoy eating them but put off fixing them for a...

 

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Although September is almost behind us, I could not miss my opportunity to put in my annual plug for this month being National Sewing Month. This past year brought new sewing enthusiasts into the world of sewing as well as those who used to sew...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 28, 2021

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It is no new concept to say each one of us reacts differently in stressful times. When faced with tough situations, many factors control the physical and emotional responses we have as individuals. It may not always make sense to view how others are...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 7, 2021

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Stress and/or keeping your body in one position for an extended amount of time, such as sitting, negatively impacts muscles by causing them to get tense and tight. Tight muscles can make daily activities such as standing, bending or walking...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 16, 2021

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Do you love making wearable items, quilts or afghans from wool fabric or yarn? If so, the Make It With Wool (MIWW) Contest is for you! If you knit, crochet, spin, weave, felt, sew or quilt, consider entering the MIWW contest coming up in November....

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 2, 2021

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Looking forward to being outside with the sunny days we have had and are yet to come? While we all have much to keep us busy outside, we may forget the harm the sun exposure can cause. Whether you are working or recreating, long days in the sun can b...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    May 26, 2021

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With the increase of outdoor cooking happening, a reminder about food safety seemed appropriate for this time of year. Preparing and cooking food safely helps prevent harmful bacteria from making us sick. Whether you are prepping the food inside or...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    May 19, 2021

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Who is excited about it being time to pick the rhubarb? If you could see me, you would see me jumping up and down waiving my arms. It took a lot for me to resist the urge to pick the rhubarb when it was just a few inches tall. We all have our...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 28, 2021

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Do you find yourself falling short of drinking water during the day? You know you should but it just does not happen. Many of us could increase our water intake. But why? What is the purpose of water in our bodies? - Water fuels muscles to keep them...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 14, 2021

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The annual RECYCLING BONANZA is back this year. It will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Dedman Foundation Animal Shelter at 2400 High Street in Fort Benton. We will be accepting recyclable scrap metal and appliances,...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 7, 2021

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The food being promoted through Montana Harvest of the Month for April is chickpeas. Harvest of the Month is a program which showcases Montana grown foods. You will see posters and events in the schools, other education facilities and healthcare...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 24, 2021

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There are three methods people can transfer their property to beneficiaries when they pass away. The three methods are: contractual arrangements, written wills or Montana intestate succession statutes (laws for those who did not have a written...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 17, 2021

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With the “spring forward” of the clocks this past weekend, it is a good reminder to give some attention to those forgotten, yet important household tasks which may be overdue. An important one to start with is your fire alarms. While testing the...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 10, 2021

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National Poison Prevention Week, March 21-27 How safe do you think your house is of poisonous household products? Poison is all around us, affecting anyone, anytime. The best preventative measure to avoid poisoning, is to take the time to look...

 

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Twenty-four hours, 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds per day. Regardless of how you think of it, every day has the same amount of time. But, somehow, it feels like the time in a day decreases the more tasks and responsibilities we face in our lives. Feb...

 

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Heart Disease Risk Factors Every February is American Heart Month, raising awareness about preventing heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Approximately 47 percent of all Americans...

 

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Have you been hearing about mindful eating but wonder what it means? Mindful eating helps us learn to listen to what our body is telling us about hunger and satisfaction. Mindful eating helps us focus on the present moment and the sensory pleasures...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    January 27, 2021

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Do you feel like you have been hit with a heavy brick at the beginning of the year when you realize how much you spent last year? Whether it was the holiday season, or you began collecting the required documentation for completing your taxes, it can...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    January 20, 2021

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As I was doing some laundry recently, after checking the laundry tag, I was reminded how many different laundry codes there are and how puzzling they can be. If you are someone who follows laundering labels, have you noticed there are no longer any...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    January 13, 2021

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During the chilly months, we rely on appliances and equipment to keep our living and work areas warm. Please be aware fossil fuel burning appliances and equipment produce carbon monoxide. Some of these include gas and oil furnaces, boilers and water...

 

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With the new year upon us, many are hoping 2021 will be much different than 2020. Reflecting on the past year, have you considered what you might do differently in the new year? Were there parts of this year which you want to ditch yet parts which...

 

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The enjoyment and focus of the holidays should not include getting sick from eating foods which were improperly cooked, cooled and/or held at improper temperatures. Here are reminders about preparing and keeping food safe: • Properly cleaning...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    December 2, 2020

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With so much of our lives happening online this year, protecting our personal information is even more important. One sure way to keep your personal information from getting into the hands of those you do not want to have your information is to use...

 

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In the last article about diabetes monitoring, weight was included in the list as one of the items to track to help manage diabetes. While there are many ways to maintaining weight, food is typically the first one people with diabetes have the most q...

 

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